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1625-0018 30-day Federal Register Notice

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Federal Register Volume 86, Number 115 (Thursday, June 17, 2021)]

[Notices]

[Pages 32272-32273]

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

[FR Doc No: 2021-12761]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Coast Guard


[Docket No. USCG-2021-0190]



Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management

and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0018


AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.


ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.


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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the

U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR),

abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office

of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension

of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0018,

Official Logbook; without change. Our ICR describes the information we

seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we

only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of

duties.


DATES: You may submit comments to the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before

July 19, 2021.


ADDRESSES: Comments to the Coast Guard should be submitted using the

Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Search for

docket number [USCG-2021-0190]. Written comments and recommendations to

OIRA for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30

days of publication of this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

Find this particular information collection by selecting

``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using

the search function.

A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet

at https://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available

from: COMMANDANT (CG-6P), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S.

COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE. SE, STOP 7710,

WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7710.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy

Management, telephone 202-475-3528, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions

on these documents.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


Public Participation and Request for Comments


This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act

of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to

OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard

collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information

describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on

the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection,

and other important information describing the Collection. There is one

ICR for each Collection.

The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be

granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper

performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard

would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the

Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection;

(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information

subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the

Collection on respondents, including the use of automated


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collection techniques or other forms of information technology. These

comments will help OIRA determine whether to approve the ICR referred

to in this Notice.

We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments

and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the

OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number

of this request, [USCG-2021-0190], and must be received by July 19,

2021.


Submitting Comments


We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking

Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be

submitted using https://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate

instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public

comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and

can be viewed by following that website's instructions. Additionally,

if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will

be notified when comments are posted.

We accept anonymous comments. All comments to the Coast Guard will

be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will

include any personal information you have provided. For more about

privacy and submissions to the Coast Guard in response to this

document, see DHS's eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226,

March 11, 2020). For more about privacy and submissions to OIRA in

response to this document, see the https://www.reginfo.gov, comment-

submission web page. OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each

ICR. An OMB Notice of Action on each ICR will become available via a

hyperlink in the OMB Control Number: 1625-0018.


Previous Request for Comments


This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The

Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (86 FR 18995, April 12, 2021)

required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments.

Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collection.


Information Collection Request


Title: Official Logbook.

OMB Control Number: 1625-0018.

Summary: The Official Logbook contains information about the

voyage, the vessel's crew, drills, watches, and operations conducted

during the voyage. Official Logbook entries identify particulars of the

voyage, including the name of the ship, official number, port of

registry, tonnage, names and merchant mariner credential numbers of the

master and crew, the nature of the voyage, and class of ship. In

addition, it also contains entries for the vessel's drafts, maintenance

of watertight integrity of the ship, drills and inspections, crew list

and report of character, a summary of laws applicable to Official

Logbooks, and miscellaneous entries.

Need: Title 46, United States Code (U.S.C.) sections 11301, 11302,

11303, and 11304 require applicable merchant vessels to maintain an

Official Logbook. The Official Logbook contains information about the

vessel, voyage, crew, and watch. Lack of these particulars would make

it difficult for a seaman to verify vessel employment and wages, and

for the Coast Guard to verify compliance with laws and regulations

concerning vessel operations and safety procedures. The Official

Logbook serves as an official record of recordable events transpiring

at sea such as births, deaths, marriages, disciplinary actions, etc.

Absent the Official Logbook, there would be no official civil record of

these events. The courts accept log entries as proof that the logged

event occurred. If this information was not collected, the Coast

Guard's commercial vessel safety program would be negatively impacted,

as there would be no official record of U.S. merchant vessel voyages.

Similarly, those seeking to prove that an event required to be logged

occurred would not have an official record available.

Forms:

CG-706B, Official Logbook.

Respondents: Shipping companies.

Frequency: On occasion.

Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden remains at 1,750 hours a

year.

Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter

35, as amended.


Dated: June 11, 2021.

Kathleen Claffie,

Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard.

[FR Doc. 2021-12761 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]

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